Pup-approved goodies that make taking care of fur babies a breeze
Less work = more play.
Ahhh humans, gotta to love them. They have some weird traits, but they mean well. These products have our paw of approval and are guaranteed to make your human a little less grumpy about some of that daily grind stuff. We also might get a lil’ treat if you buy something from this list.
Soft Touch Collars Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar
If you’re rolling up to the dog park, you want to look your best. This new collar my human got me is really the best I’ve ever felt. I know every dog at the park is just dying to get a whiff of me when I’m wearing it. Makes me feel like a million bones.
Best of all, the leather is soft, so it feels nice against my neck. I imagine it’s the same way my human feels when he drives the red car to the park and all the lady humans look at us. When ya look good, ya feel good.
Human review: ‘We love these collars. They are top quality leather. Both function and looks! My dogs look amazing in them and they fit great. We have American bulldogs. We also added halter sized name plates at our local tack store.’ — Courtney Sheweppe
Rwm Dog Lion Mane Costume
We’re all trying to make our humans happy, and this lion’s mane not only makes me feel like the coolest dog in the world, but humans really seem to love it.
I get so much attention when I wear this thing….and not just from my humans, but from any human I see while I’m wearing it. Like most of us, I love being the center of attention, and this really goes a long way in keeping me in the spotlight.
Human review: ‘Best Lion Mane Every! Our Rhodesian Ridgeback won the Halloween Parade with this mane. It only took a few minutes for him to get used to it and he happily wore it at several events and didn’t mind keeping it on chasing our kids around the yard.’ – St. Augustine FL
Rabbitgoo Dog Harness No-Pull Pet Harness Adjustable Outdoor Pet Vest
Is there anything worse than a neck collar? Seriously, what kind of twisted human came up with that?
I’m guessing they weren’t dog lovers. I think me and my human don’t like them because we both know I take zero issue with getting choked out of if it means I’ll get a whiff of that fire hydrant we’re walkin’ passed. (it’s the little things in life, right?)
Taking my human for a walk is overall, a much better experience now that I have this vest. It’s comfy and it fits well.
Human review: ‘It’s hard to find a good fitting harness for a Doberman Pincher, but this one just might be the best one so far. Very well made with sturdy materials. Definitely love how I can adjust the harness at four different points to make it a great fit.’ – Anthony Contreras
Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs
You think the cone of shame is bad? Try bringing in a bunch of disease carrying, bloodsucking, hard to see bugs that proliferate like crazy and are super hard to get rid of and make you super itchy.
Worst of all, everyone blames YOU, even though all five of us were in the woods that day. But now that I have this collar, we haven’t had that problem. And if we ever did…well, no one could point the finger at me.
Human review: ‘Best collar I ever used for my dogs. They do last the 8 months as stated. Only thing was, I had ordered 2 new ones & they did not come with the reflective tabs that go on the collar. I was able to remove the tabs from my previous purchase of Seresto collars, so all is fine. I don’t know why they weren’t included with the new ones. Am overall happy with them & would recommend it to anyone with dogs or cats.’ — Dianne Barrette
AmazonBasics Pet Training and Puppy Pads
Look, it’s nerve wracking being a pup in a new home. Exciting….but nerve wracking too. I just left my mom, brothers and sisters, and now I’m in this new place trying to make friends with new people.
I don’t even know where I’m supposed to go when…you know, I gotta go. It made me feel at home when my human put these pads out and put me there every time I went to the bathroom. Message received. I feel like it made the whole getting-to-know-you process a lot less…awkward.
Human review: “Bloody tremendous. I recently provided a home for two Great Dane x Mastiff puppies. These two animals produce more piss than an incontinent rhinoceros. When I went to the pet store they wanted over £12 for a pack of 10 for the brand name alternative which almost had me test these pads in the store when I thought I’d be spending £60 a week on giant sanitary towels so that my house didn’t turn into a urine slip and slide.
I checked amazon and bought these instead. I can confirm they can soak up the biggest of dog pees.
Great product. And dogs almost toilet trained before the box was emptied.” –Jamie Diggle
Casfuy Dog Nail Grinder
I’ll never forget the time my human came over and asked me to shake. I know how happy it makes her, so I did it (humans are simple creatures aren’t they? So easily amused.)
Then, out of no where, she brings out these scissor things and clips my toe! I cried out in pain, but I could see from the horror in her face that it was an accident. I gave her the look…you know, the ‘I’ve got my eye on you’ look…but I know she means well, so I didn’t keep her in the doghouse for too long.
Happy to say, she took the hint. The next time she asked to shake, she brought out this thingy that grinded down my nails. That actually gave me a chance to let her know when it was getting a little too close for comfort. I let her do it now, because I’ve noticed that after, she doesn’t seem as mad when I post up on the couch.
Noteworthy review: ‘This is the second nail grinder I purchased for use with my 7 pound maltipoo. The first one we purchased was too loud and after several tries, I gave up on it. THIS ONE, however, is much quieter PLUS it gave helpful hints to get pets accustomed to having their nails done.’ – Kathy
H Handson Grooming Gloves
I don’t know about you guys, but one time, my human busted out this wire brush and swiping that thing along my back. Woof.
I gave him a boundary-setting nip to make sure he understood I am NOT cool with that. Umm hello…do you want that thing dragged across your skin? Didn’t think so.
He never busted it out again. In fact, he was so sorry, he bought these massage gloves. Nowadays, he puts those babies on and gives me a full-body rub down. And let me tell you, it feels great!
Human review: ‘I have a german shepard that sheds so much, there is literally hair everywhere. He hates normal brushes and refuses to let me brush him. I have even used the vacuum cleaner hose to remove hair from his body. Then I saw an advertisement for these gloves…thought they were under 20 so let’s give it a go. I was amazed at how well these gloves work! Not only that but because its my hands, he lets me do it and doesn’t run away from me. Which makes my life so much easier!! Less hair in my house makes my allergies sooo happy.” -Lacey L. Sanders
Aipper Dog Puppy Toys 12 Pack
Don’t you just hate it when your human gives you a toy, you have some fun with it but move on (c’mon, we all want a little variety in life, right?)
But they continue to wag it in your face like you should be excited about it? Ugh…humans. They just don’t GET it sometimes.
That’s why we like this variety pack of chew toys. That way we can mix it up from time to time. By the time we’ve worked through the whole pack, our human will bring out the first one we ever played with and it’ll have that same shine it did the first time around (plus a nice stench to boot. Love me some good stench).
Human review: “We got this pack of toys for our new English Bulldog puppy and it was a GREAT purchase. He loves all the toys and because he is CONSTANTLY chewing and “mouthing” everything, I have some in every room of the house to quickly distract him. They’ve all stood up to his strong jaws and the squeeky ball is one of his favorites, as is the little duck. He loves the rope toys for chewing and tugging and it saves him from attacking our sleeves and pants legs! Great buy–can’t beat the pricing. I’m probably going to order another set soon just to have backups everywhere and in the car!” -Christina L Mills
Shag Vegan Fur Donut Cuddler
There’s your garden-variety dog beds, and then there’s Shag Vegan Fur Donut Cuddler. On top of looking like something you’d find in Austin Powers’ shag mobile, they’re super soft, come in different colors to match your human’s abode’s aesthetic, and different sizes for all shapes and sizes.
The secretaries of the beds’ users released statements that the beds are comfy, soft, and cozy.
Human review: “We had just got back from the dog park when the package was waiting at the door. As soon as I opened it up, she thought it was a giant toy, but then immediately came in and slumped, falling asleep before we had time to give her dinner.” –Martha Mendoza
Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags
Humans are weird. I don’t know why they feel like they need to pick up my droppings. I mean I think I speak for most dogs when I say….just kick a little dirt over it and move on. (Also, do you have to watch me while I do it? It’s so awkward). I swear…they’re obsessed with us, but we love them anyways.
I have noticed that ever since my human got these scented bags, he seems less grumpy about doing it. Also, it seems to take him less time to break it off the roll and do the collection, which means we can get on with the walk.
Human review: “I never imagined I’d grow up to write reviews of dog poop bags on the internet, yet here I am. I guess when you spend as much time as I do standing outside waiting for your dog to poop while he smells the same spot for 20 minutes, you start to think about things…. I don’t typically like the smell of fake lavender, but these actually have a really nice scent that does a fairly good job of blocking scent. Great for someone like me who is astonishingly lazy and will put it in my garbage can instead of walking the 500 feet to the nearest doggie waste station. (Don’t judge.) VERY IMPORTANT. “ -mcr
IRIS USA, Inc. 3- Piece Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
Don’t you just hate it when your human fills your bowl up in the morning and the food in the bowl is stale and has no smell? Doesn’t she know I judge everything by how it smells?
Ever since she got this container, that hasn’t happened. Thank goodness too, I was about to spite pee on that chair she likes to send her a message.
There is one downside though. I can’t seem to break it open like I could with the bag when it was lying around. I’ll keep working on it and get back to you guys.
Human review: “Not only are these containers airtight, they are also dog proof! I left my 3 boxers inside the house with 2 sets of these containers and came home to find them in various places in the house, with numerous scratches and bite marks, but still closed and the contents safe! Attempts at self-feeding were foiled! Great product!” –Diana Nicholson
Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Test
Is your pup a mix of some kind, but you’re not quite sure what?
Might be worth it to give them a DNA test. Because many dogs have been bred to do specific jobs for millennia, many behaviors can be explained by their genetic makeup.
We can vouch: Our shepherd has never seen a sheep in her life, yet seems to always take it upon herself to round up all the dogs at the park. Besides, who wouldn’t want to know what the history behind that sweet little face is?
Human review: “Impressive. If I remember correctly… all that was required was a name, birthdate, and a couple of saliva samples. No picture, color, size, etc. My “pit mix” turned “hound blend” (over the weekend at the pound) turns out to be a Boxer/Rottweiler (or “Boxweiler”). After googling “boxweiler” and seeing the strong resemblances to my pup, I’m a believer in the quality of this product.” – Diana
Pure Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs & Cats
I must have been a real good boy, because my human bought this stuff to make my favorite thing in life a little better….food!
She squirts a little bit of this on top of my breakfast in the morning and it tastes like I caught the fish myself. I literally lick the bowl clean after, it’s that good.
Also, I’ve noticed that ever since we started putting this delicious stuff on my food, my skin feels less itchy and my coat is extra slick and shiny. I love showing it off when we’re out and about, and people stop us on the street to tell my human how amazing I look all the time!
Human review: “So we’ve been using this for several months now and I am still IN LOVE WITH THIS OIL!!!!!!!!!! My Mini Aussie barely sheds. My Old heeler girl is walking so good and her coat is AMAZING. Not to mention her nose is totally healed now and her pads of her feet are like little baby pads, they are so soft.” — Bookn it reviews
TUG Patented 360° Tangle-Free, Heavy Duty Retractable Dog Leash
My human seems to love this product, though I must admit, I’m not a huge fan. Every time I spot a squirrels in the park I get that old dog feelin’, and run like the wind toward those mischievous varmints. But then, somehow, I’m stopped suddenly, and I think it has to do with that retractable leash!
It’s like my human has mind control over me.
Human review: “My 60 pound Labrador and golden retriever mix is not leash trained well at all. The leash was very sturdy and feels great in my hand. The retracting mechanism worked like a charm and I definitely would recommend after trying plenty of others. Can’t beat the price either!”
CHUCKIT! ULTRA SQUEAKER BALL (4 Pack)
Try as I might, I cannot crush this ball! But oddly enough, it squeaks every time I bite down, and wouldn’t you know it, it just makes me want to chomp it up again. My stupid human thinks chucking the ball as far as he can is the way to fix it, but every time he does that, I run to check, and every time, it’s still that darn uncrushable squeaky ball!
Human review: “My dog gloved a tennis ball and he had a hard time digesting it. So, I decided to take the plunge on rubber balls, and these were the first, and likely last I will use. They’re extremely durable and easy to toss around.”
Greenies Original Teenie Natural Dental Dog Treats
My human says this is good for my teeth, but I don’t really care about that, because I just love the taste! What’s better is that I noticed my human doesn’t brush my teeth as much. I really don’t like it when she brushes my teeth — my mouth gets clean and my breath smells nice. I’ll bite that brush right out of her hand! I’ll just take the Greenies please.
Human review: “I really want to know what’s in these things, because of all the treats my 6-year old Poms have ever had, these are by far the ones they would literally kill me to get. They aren’t a substitute for brushing, but they can get you to where you only have to brush a few times a week vs. everyday.”
AmazonBasics Single-Door & Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate Cage
I was never a fan of cages and kennels until my human brought home this double-door crate. He seems to bring it everywhere; on trips, my friends’ houses, etc… It’s collapsible, and it has a removable tray at the bottom, you know, because sometimes we all have accidents. The best part is I can actually turn around, and see from each side.
Human review: “You can buy the same crate/kennel at Walmart for $100+. If you can wait a day or two for shipping (it’s fast) then this is worth the wait. It’s a great size for our 5 year old Golden Retriever (we bought the 42″ one).”